Thomas Tuchel plans to rest Neymar before Champions League clash with Liverpool


Paris Saint-Germain displayed dominance in Ligue 1 as they thrashed Saint-Etienne 4-0 at home on Friday to win all five matches so far in the 2018/19 season.

PSG got ready for next week's Champions League opener at Liverpool with a 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne at the Parc des Princes on Friday, extending its flawless record to five league games. I asked Neymar at 10 GMT on Friday how he was, and his reply was 'I do not know.' When he told me that, it was an alarm in my head.

Edinson Cavani's second half penalty, and late contributions from Angel Di Maria and Moussa Diaby sealed a resounding victory ahead of Tuesday's Champions League date at Anfield.

The Brazil superstar was left out of the matchday squad to play Saint Etienne, along with France forward Kylian Mbappe. "Together, we decided that he would not play".

Can he play a whole match or less and still not look at the game in Liverpool?

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Experienced Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has travelled with his teammates to Liverpool for Tuesday's opening Champions League Group C encounter despite the first of a three-match suspension for the Italian legend.

"We know that Anfield is one of the toughest trips in Europe".

Tuchel told the club's official website: "I'm very happy with this victory, our sixth in a row since the start of the season. It will be a big test for us, but we are confident". Julian managed to score a great goal, because my pass was not that great - it was really impressive.

Both Neymar and Mbappe will see themselves as heirs to the throne of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best player. We lost too many easy balls and that gave our opponents solutions.

It was Draxler who got PSG off to a flying start at the Parc des Princes, heading home on 22 minutes after juggling Verratti's sumptuous, deft chip over the St Etienne defence.